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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
<a href="Pike County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a>
<a href="Portage County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a>
<a href="Portage County, Ohio#Death">Death</a>
<a href="Portage County, Ohio#Taxation">Tax</a>
<a href="Portage County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a>
<a href="Portage County, Ohio#Probate">Probate</a>
1867
1808
1867

1795
1803
*For earlier dates, try... <a href="Portage County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> | <a href="Portage County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> | <a href="Portage County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a>
  • Parent Counties: Formed from <a href="Trumbull County, Ohio">Trumbull</a> County in 1808.
  • County Seat: Ravenna
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Portage County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in Wikipedia contributors, "Portage County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).<a href="Geauga County, Ohio">Geauga</a> (north) · <a href="Stark County, Ohio">Stark</a> (south) · <a href="Summit County, Ohio">Summit</a> (west) · <a href="Mahoning County, Ohio">Mahoning</a> (southeast) · <a href="Trumbull County, Ohio">Trumbull</a> (east)


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Portage County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Education

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Portage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Portage County.

-<a href="1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery">1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery</a>, Batteries A, D, and I.
- <a href="104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies D and I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

<a href="http://www.co.portage.oh.us/">Portage County Courthouse</a>
449 S Meridian Street PO Box 1035;
Ravenna, OH 44266
Phone: 330.297.3450

Mayor’s Office has birth, death and burial records;
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1820;
County Treasurer has land recordsHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Portage County, Ohio. Page 545 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

Family History Centers
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Rootstown Ohio Family History Center">Rootstown Ohio Family History Center</a>
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

<a href="Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)">Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953</a> Free name indexes and images at <a href="Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)">FamilySearch</a>. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Web Sites


Places

Populated Places

<a href="Kent, Ohio">Kent</a>

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Cuyahoga County, Ohio">Cuyahoga</a>
  • <a href="Geauga County, Ohio">Geauga</a>
  • <a href="Mahoning County, Ohio">Mahoning</a>
  • <a href="Stark County, Ohio">Stark</a>
  • <a href="Summit County, Ohio">Summit</a>
  • <a href="Trumbull County, Ohio">Trumbull</a>

References

<a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Portage_County,_Ohio">Portage_County,_Ohio</a>


 

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